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PHeller vernonfelton's article
Aug 25, 2016 at 15:24
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Dear Bike Industry - Opinion
I've long been beating the drum of versatility. To me the idea that manufacturers are still making frames without adjustable geometry or flip-chips seems short sighted. We still get frames made that will ONLY fit a 2.3 tire, meanwhile the industry moves towards 2.5, 2.8 and 3.0 tires, while trying to sell us on why we need a fat bike. What they don't tell you is that a 275x3.8 tire can fit in a well designed frame with 73mm BB and 148mm hub and that same frame will also fit a 29x2.6 tire. For the longest time they told us they just couldn't make (or sell) 29ers with less than 420 chainstays. Trek blew that out of the water. They told us full suspension 29ers couldn't have 430 chainstays, now everybody does it. Tons of companies sell bikes that you can swap the shock and change the links for different travel and/or BB height, but everybody refuses to combine those features with tire clearance, light weight, and affordability.
PHeller mongoosebikes's article
Aug 24, 2016 at 19:24
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PHeller mongoosebikes's article
Aug 24, 2016 at 19:23
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Aug 24, 2016 at 11:41
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PHeller Birzman's article
Aug 23, 2016 at 21:45
2 days
Zink vs Clementz: Birzman Tire Changing Contest Winner Revealed - Video
Rude would take his jolly ol time and still come back to beat everyone by a large margin.
PHeller longnguyen's article
Aug 23, 2016 at 15:59
2 days
Andrew Taylor's Ultimate Short Bus Adventure Vehicle
Looks like a dually to single conversion. Tell us a bit more about the suspension and drivetrain. I assume it's still rwd?
rode in Flagstaff. view ridelog
Aug 23, 2016 at 1:00
3 days
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16 km - 01:01 - 1 achievements
Aug 22, 2016 at 19:29
Aug 22, 2016
PHeller mikelevy's article
Aug 22, 2016 at 10:18
Aug 22, 2016
Ghost's H AMR X Adventure Bike - Crankworx Whistler 2016
Additionally, I've got no problems with the gearboxes. What I have problems with are overly expensive solutions to reliable inexpensive standards on the market. You could replace your entire drivetrain a few times over before coming close to the cost of Pinion's cheapest gearbox. Until something like the P1.18 comes down to $1200 or less, it'll still be cheaper to buy 1x11 drivetrain with carbon cranks and replace the chain, derailluer, cassette and chainring 3-4 times. Usually chainrings last longer than a single season, as do derailluers, so you might even get in 5 drivetrain replacements before the Pinion makes sense. Not to mention that gearbox frames are more expensive and their manufacturers more limited. The issue isn't the gearbox, it's the cost.
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